Deborah Barth is a luxury travel advisor with Brownell Travel at our main office in Birmingham. Recently, she took a trip to Antigua and St. Lucia to take a tour of several of the most amazing hotels and resorts in the Caribbean. You can read about her experiences and these beautiful luxury vacation destinations below and in the following posts.
St. Lucia: Ladera Resort
For the last leg of our trip, we took a transfer into Castries to the local market where locals sell their crafts and food items. After a shopping extravaganza, we were taken over to Froggy Jacks Dock to meet our private water taxi to Ladera Resort. The boat carries you along the coastline past Marigot Bay where the Rainforest Café sits and you see other cruise boats and yachts floating in the marina.
Ladera is the first resort of its kind in this area, literally sitting between the Pitons Mountains and boasting some of the most breathtaking views I’ve ever seen. The rooms are all unique; no two are the same shape or size. Each room has only three walls, with an open air concept and spectacular views of the Piton Mountains along with private plunge pools and a living area that opens out toward the mountains. This was definitely the most romantic resort on our tour –couples would never want to leave their suites!
There is one restaurant on the property and the chef, Orlando, is WONDERFUL! He is very creative and accommodating for any requests made. The entertainment in lively and exciting; one evening they even had a fire dancer – you can imagine he drew quite a crowd!
The short route to the beach is scenic and private shuttles are available for Ladera guests. Once at the beach, we had our own lounge chairs and umbrellas. We got up early the morning we departed St Lucia and took a short trip down to the Sulpher Springs and the drive through the volcano. The water was very hot and relaxing in the springs –we got in and smeared the clay all over our face, arms and legs! It was definitely an experience everyone should try when in St Lucia.